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Idols is a television show on the South African television network M-Net, based on the popular British show Pop Idol. The show is a contest to determine the best young singer in South Africa.

Season synopsesEdit

Season OneEdit

Main article: Idols (South Africa Season 1){{#if:

Season One ContestantsEdit

The following is a list of Season One contestants, in order of elimination.

David Fourie
Nicole Billingham
Rian Swanepoel
Lyndle Kearns
Cindy Bester
Ezra Lingeveldt
Ayanda Nhlangothi
Bianca Le Grange
Melanie Lowe
Brandon October (runner-up)
Heinz Winckler (winner)

The following is a Bottom 3 Table. The Contestants written in Pink are female and The Contestants written in Blue are male

Singer Semifinals Group 1 Semifinals Group 2 Semifinals Group 3 Semifinals Group 4 Semifinals Group 5 Semifinals Group 6 Semifinals Group 7 Semifinals Group 8 Semifinals Group 9 Semifinals Group 10 Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5
Heinz Winckler Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform TOP 11 Did not Perform Did not Perform SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE WINNER
Brandon October TOP 11 Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform SAFE SAFE BTM3 SAFE LOSE
Melanie Lowe TOP 11 Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform BTM5 SAFE SAFE BTM2 ELIM
Bianca Le Grange Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform TOP 11 Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform SAFE SAFE SAFE ELIM
Ayanda Nhlangothi Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform TOP 11 Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform SAFE SAFE ELIM
Ezra Lingeveldt Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform TOP 11 SAFE BTM3 ELIM
Cindy Bester Did not Perform TOP 11 Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform BTM4 ELIM
Lyndle Kearns Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform TOP 11 Did not Perform SAFE ELIM
Rian Swanepoel Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform TOP 11 Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform ELIM
Nicole Billingham Did not Perform Did not Perform TOP 11 Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform ELIM
David Fourie Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform TOP 11 Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform ELIM


NOTE: This Chart does not include semifinalists

Season TwoEdit

Main article: Idols (South Africa Season 2){{#if:

Season Two ContestantsEdit

The following is a list of Season Two contestants, in order of elimination.

Noluthando Meje
Khwezi Kekana
Thelma Jansen
Petro De Villiers
Zama Sithole
Karen Ferreira
Kgomotso Tsatsi
Wafeeq Saffodien
Nazneen Leeman
Jacques Terre'Blanche
Poseletso Sejosingoe (runner-up)
Anke Pietrangeli (winner)

The following is a Bottom 3 Table. The Contestants written in Pink are female and The Contestants written in Blue are male

Singer Semifinals Group 1 Semifinals Group 2 Semifinals Group 3 Semifinals Group 4 Wild Card Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9
Anke Pietrangeli Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform TOP 12 Did not Perform SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE N/A SAFE SAFE WINNER
Poseletso Sejosingoe Did not Perform Did not Perform TOP 12 Did not Perform Did not Perform SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE BTM3 N/A SAFE SAFE LOSE
Jacques Terre'Blanche Did not Perform TOP 12 Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE BTM2 N/A BTM3 ELIM
Nazneen Leeman Did not Perform Did not Perform TOP 12 Did not Perform Did not Perform SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE N/A ELIM
Wafeeq Saffodien Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform TOP 12 Did not Perform SAFE SAFE BTM3 BTM3 SAFE N/A ELIM
Kgomotso Tsatsi Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform Wildcard TOP 12 SAFE SAFE BTM2 BTM2 ELIM
Karen Ferreira Did not Perform TOP 12 Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform BTM3 BTM3 SAFE ELIM
Zama Sithole Did not Perform Did not Perform Wildcard Did not Perform TOP 12 SAFE SAFE ELIM
Petro De Villiers TOP 12 Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform SAFE ELIM
Thelma Jansen TOP 12 Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform SAFE ELIM
Khwezi Kekana Wildcard Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform ELIM ELIM
Noluthando Meje Did not Perform Wildcard Did not Perform Did not Perform TOP 12 ELIM


NOTE: This Chart does not include semifinalists and Wild Cards

Season ThreeEdit

Main article: Idols (South Africa Season 3){{#if:

Season Three ContestantsEdit

The following is a list of Season Three contestants, in order of elimination.

Jamie-Lee Blokdyk
Bonolo Molosiwa
Pume Zondi
Kesha Charlton-Perkins
Martelize Van Niekerk
Deidré Visser
Ayanda Mpama
Nhlanhla Mwelase
Veronique Lalouette
Nicky de Lange
Gift Gwe (runner-up)
Karin Kortje (winner)

The following is a Bottom 3 Table. The Contestants written in Pink are female and The Contestants written in Blue are male

Singer Semifinals Group 1 Semifinals Group 2 Semifinals Group 3 Semifinals Group 4 Wild Card Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10
Karin Kortje Did not Perform TOP 12 Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Compete SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE N/A SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE WINNER
Gift Gwe Did not Perform Did not Perform TOP 12 Did not Perform Did not Compete SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE N/A SAFE SAFE BTM2 SAFE LOSE
Nicky de Lange Wildcard Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform TOP 12 SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE N/A SAFE SAFE SAFE ELIM
Veronique Lalouette Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform TOP 12 Did not Compete SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE N/A SAFE BTM3 SAFE ELIM
Nhlanhla Mwelase Did not Perform Did not Perform TOP 12 Did not Perform Did not Compete SAFE SAFE BTM3 SAFE N/A SAFE BTM2 ELIM
Ayanda Mpama Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform Wildcard TOP 12 BTM3 BTM2 SAFE SAFE N/A BTM3 ELIM
Deidré Visser TOP 12 Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Compete SAFE SAFE SAFE BTM3 N/A ELIM
Martelize Van Niekerk Did not Perform TOP 12 Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Compete SAFE SAFE SAFE BTM2 N/A ELIM
Kesha Charlton-Perkins Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform TOP 12 Did not Compete SAFE SAFE BTM2 ELIM
Pume Zondi TOP 12 Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Compete SAFE BTM3 ELIM
Bonolo Molosiwa Wildcard Did not Perform Did not Perform Did not Perform TOP 12 BTM2 ELIM
Jamie-Lee Blokdyk Did not Perform Wildcard Did not Perform Did not Perform TOP 12 ELIM


NOTE: This Chart does not include semifinalists and Wild Cards

Season FourEdit

Main article: Idols (South Africa Season 4){{#if:

Season Four ContestantsEdit

The following is a list of Season Four contestants, in order of elimination.

Dominic Momberg
Caroline Borole
Yolanda Nabo
Carla Louw
Björn Blignaut
Daniel Büys
Tender Mavundla
Munro du Toit
Andriëtte Norman (runner-up)
Jody Williams (winner)

The following is a Bottom 3 Table. The Contestants written in Pink are female and The Contestants written in Blue are male

Singer Semifinals Boys Semifinals Girls Semifinals 3 Semifinals 4 Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9
Jody Williams Did not Perform SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE WINNER
Andriëtte Norman Did not Perform SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE LOSE
Munro du Toit SAFE Did not Perform SAFE BTM4 SAFE SAFE BTM3 SAFE SAFE SAFE BTM2 ELIM
Tender Mavundla Did not Perform SAFE BTM4 SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE BTM2 BTM2 ELIM
Daniel Büys SAFE Did not Perform SAFE SAFE SAFE BTM3 SAFE BTM3 BTM3 ELIM
Björn Blignaut SAFE Did not Perform SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE BTM2 ELIM
Carla Louw Did not Perform SAFE SAFE SAFE BTM3 SAFE BTM2 ELIM
Yolanda Nabo Did not Perform SAFE SAFE SAFE BTM2 BTM2 ELIM
Caroline Borole Did not Perform SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE ELIM
Dominic Momberg SAFE Did not Perform SAFE BTM3 ELIM


NOTE: This Chart does not include semifinalists

Season FiveEdit

Main article: Idols (South Africa Season 5){{#if:

Season Five ContestantsEdit

The following is a list of Season Five contestants, in order of elimination.

Ntsepa Pitjeng
Daniel Baron
Lizé Heerman
Pixie Bennett
Cameron Bruce
Thembi Nkosi
Lendel Moonsamy
Graeme Watkins
Jason Hartman (runner-up)
Sasha-Lee Davids (winner)

The following is a Bottom 3 Table. The Contestants written in Pink are female and The Contestants written in Blue are male

Singer Semifinals 1 Semifinals 2 Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9
Sasha-Lee Davids SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE WINNER
Jason Hartman SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE LOSE
Graeme Watkins SAFE BTM5 SAFE SAFE BTM4 SAFE SAFE SAFE BTM2 ELIM
Lendel Moonsamy SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE BTM2 BTM2 BTM2 ELIM
Thembi Nkosi SAFE SAFE BTM3 SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE ELIM
Cameron Bruce SAFE SAFE SAFE SAFE BTM3 BTM3 ELIM
Pixie Bennett BTM5 BTM4 BTM2 SAFE SAFE ELIM
Lizé Heerman SAFE BTM3 SAFE BTM2 ELIM
Daniel Baron BTM3 SAFE SAFE ELIM
Ntsepa Pitjeng SAFE SAFE ELIM


NOTE: This Chart does not include semifinalists

Season SixEdit

Main article: Idols (South Africa Season 6){{#if:

Season SevenEdit

Main article: Idols (South Africa Season 7){{#if:

Season EightEdit

Main article: Idols (South Africa Season 8){{#if:

Season NineEdit

Main article: Idols (South Africa Season 9){{#if:

Season TenEdit

Main article: Idols (South Africa Season 10){{#if:

Season ElevenEdit

Main article: Idols (South Africa Season 11){{#if:

Season TwelveEdit

Main article: Idols (South Africa Season 12){{#if:

Season ThirteenEdit

Main article: Idols (South Africa Season 13){{#if:

World IdolEdit

Heinz Winckler participated alongside 10 other Idols in the 2 show mini-event World Idol. Heinz placed 4th place on 80 points. Heinz performed the Aerosmith cover - I Don't Want to Miss a Thing.

Heinz received the following scores respectively.
UK awarded 7 points
Belgium awarded 8 points
Australia awarded 8 points
USA awarded 9 points
Pan-Arab Nations awarded 8 points
Poland awarded 6 points
The Netherlands awarded 2 points
Canada awarded 7 points
Germany awarded 7 points
Norway awarded 6 points
South Africa awarded 12 points (default award)

Judges and hostsEdit

JudgesEdit

HostsEdit

External linkEdit

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